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Madonna Speaks Out For Pussy Riot At Moscow Concert

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Madonna Speaks Out For Pussy Riot

Last night at her concert in Moscow, Madonna appealed for the release of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band which has been jailed for five months after speaking out publicly against President Vladimir Putin. This video sent chills up and down my arms as Madonna spoke about censorship, democracy and freedom. What an incredible reminder not to take our freedom of speech for granted.

The three women were charged with hooliganism for performing a “punk prayer” at a Moscow church and praying for Putin to be removed from the presidency. During their five months of imprisonment, the women say they’ve been mistreated in jail. Their trial began on Monday and the women have said their judge is biased against them. I’ve been writing about Pussy Riot daily in Today’s Lady News, but Mother Jones has a good recap here. [YouTube]

Make Up For Ever Releasing Madonna’s Personalized Lipstick For The Unwashed Masses

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  • Make Up For Ever made Madonna her very own high-pigment red lipstick called Aqua Rouge #8 for her MDNA world tour, which is now going to be available in stores this September. Madonna’s personal makeup artists Gina Brooke helped design the shade. [Racked]
  • Sofia Vergara tops the list of Forbes magazine’s highest paid actresses in Hollywood. [Betty Confidential]
  • Russell Brand told Howard Stern he was “really into the idea of marriage and having children” with ex-wife Katy Perry, lending support to the theory that they broke up because she wasn’t ready to have kids. [US Weekly]
  • Here’s that KISS/Hello Kitty toilet paper that you didn’t ask for. [The FW]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow is in talks to star in a film version of Blood, Bones and Butter, the memoir by chef Gabrielle Hamilton. [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »

“Sterilization Team” Cleans Away Madonna’s DNA

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Madonna is so amazing that, she apparently fears, her fans may just want to steal her DNA. So she does what any normal person would do: She has a “sterilization team” charged with wiping down her dressing room after every gig so that no stray hair, skin, or saliva remains. The Mirror gets this fascinating tidbit from a concert promoter in Portugal, where the Material Girl’s tour arrived yesterday; he adds that Madonna’s team also builds the entire dressing area using fake ceilings and walls, to ensure there are no hidden cameras. Read more…

The Daily Ovulation: Kindergarteners “Vogue” With Panache

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THE DAILY OVULATION
Kindergarteners perform Madonna's "Vogue"

I believe Voguing should be required kinder curriculum. A shout out to Mr. Avina and his class for their impressive rendition of Madonna’s “Vogue.”  Here was Mr. Avina’s take on the kindergartners performance:

“The parents adored it. You know, these kids come into school singing songs like ‘I’m Sexy and I Know It,’ so you know they are very capable of learning pop songs. By the end of the year, the nursery rhyme kiddie songs become a bit mind-numbing, so I wanted to teach them a pop song that I loved (and this was the result). When your expectations are high, your kids meet them.”

I couldn’t agree more. [Buzzfeed]

Madonna: Massive Hypocrite On Cigarette Stance?

Madonna is taking a major stand against cigarette smoking — just one month after glamorizing smoking in her latest music video. The Queen of Pop was on ”Today” this morning, where she was grilled over 15-year-old daughter Lourdes being caught puffing away on a cigarette.

Madge says she “wasn’t very happy” about the photos, adding “I don’t approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all my daughter.” Read more…

Girl Talk: I Created A J-Date Profile For Madonna

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After half a century on this planet, Madonna has creative expression and power, intellectual curiosity, beautiful children, financial security (and then some), and a team of friends and colleagues who she can love and trust. Only one thing is missing.

Madonna needs a mensch. A good man, a stand-up guy with means and influence. “Mensch” is a Yiddish word meaning “a person of integrity and honor.” Yiddish lexicologist Leo Rosten says a mensch is “someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being a real mensch is nothing less than a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous.”

I’m thinking that since Madonna got such a life-affirming boost from Kabbalah, maybe she would be equally inspired by a Jewish connection in her love life. Keep reading »

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